Fox Chase Farm is one of the most famous landmark equestrian facilities located right on Route 50 (John Mosby Hwy) in the heart of Horse Country of Middleburg, Virginia.
The farm was purchased on September 15, 2000 by Mr. and Mrs. Timothy C. Hanley, of Fairfax county, Virginia. Mrs. Hanley, originally from Co. Limerick, Ireland always had a love of country; she passed that love on to her children. The Hanleys were delighted with the purchase of their new farm and Mr. Hanley had great ideas and worked closely with daughter, Maureen. Together they had a vision for the farm. Sadly, it was short lived as Mr. Hanley died unexpectedly in March 2002.
The farm always hosted horse shows, but Maureen wanted to do something special to honor her father. In late 2002, she formed the Timothy C. Hanley Memorial Fox Chase Hunter Show Series (TCH Fox Chase). The series awards top riders and trainers in what has become one of the most sought after shows in the area. It's also the FIRST local schooling show series in the nation to be a member of the United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA).
Fox Chase Farm's Awards and Recognition:
2011 Winner! Top 10 Best Horse Shows- by the Virginia Horse Shows Association
2010 Winner! Top 10 Best Horse Shows- by the Virginia Horse Shows Association
2010 Nominated for Small Business of the Year- Loudoun Chamber of Commerce
2009 Recognized by USHJA, in St. Petersburg, Florida for being a top quality show series as well as the first local show series in the United States Hunter Jumper Association
2009 A Founder of " Ride for The Cure Virginia" raised $130,805.62 in 2009, making it the most successful Susan G. Komen Sponsored Equestrian Events in the United States!
2009 Nominated for Small Business of the Year- Loudoun Chamber of Commerce
2008 Winner! Top 10 Horse Shows- Virginia Horse Show Association
2008 Winner! Finalist Award Small Business of the Year- Loudoun Chamber of Commerce
2007 Winner! Equine Business of the Year- Loudoun Chamber of Commerce
2007 Winner! Top 10 Horse Show- Virginia Horse Show Association
2007 Winner! Finalist Award Equine Business of the Year- Loudoun Chamber of Commerce
2006 Winner! Top 10 Horse Shows- Virginia Horse Shows Association
Maureen Hanley is Director of Operations of Fox Chase Farm, LLC. She manages/produces all the events at Fox Chase Farm; horse shows, clinics, media, charity and other events.
Growing up in Connecticut and Virginia, Ms. Hanley has been riding horses most of her life. She has served on the Special Events Committee for the Virginia Horse Show Association, Board of Directors of Horses in the Hood, Los Angeles, Board of Directors of the Washington International Horse Show and was a member of the USHJA Affiliate Committee.
Before her involvement with Fox Chase Farm, Ms. Hanley was a radio producer at National Public Radio, Public Radio International, and Washington, DC's WETA-FM.
Pictures on left are...
-Mr. and Mrs. Hanley at the White House
-Fox Chase show ribbons
-Saddle Cake made by 'Ace of Cakes' from the Food Network
-Joe Fargis riding Fox Chase Farm's "Last Dance"